World Food Programme – Human Resources Officer NOA.

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) seeks individuals of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles

 

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

ABOUT WFP

The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetime. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

The WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern and Central Africa (RBN) is based in Nairobi and provides strategic direction, technical guidance, resource mobilization, and management support to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ) and report to a more senior HR Officer.

Job holders are likely to be working under the supervision of a more experienced staff member, receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They support the collation, maintenance, analysis, and reporting of information to maximize the effectiveness of HR services.

JOB PURPOSE

To support the delivery of professional, client-focused HR services, partnering with managers to implement HR solutions in line with WFP corporate priorities.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or training/courses. HR Certification is a plus.

Working Experience:

Minimum two or more years of relevant professional work experience in postgraduate professional experience additional supervisory experience in Human Resources with an interest in international humanitarian development

Language:

Fluency (level C) in the English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of HR best practices, techniques, and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background.
  • Ability to support more junior and/or less experienced members of the team.
  • Basic analytical ability to compile, maintain and analyze data, prepare reports and draw initial conclusions in support of work carried out by another officer.
  • Skills in developing sources for data collection.
  • Good communication skills are required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Sound knowledge of HR concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques, and processes.
  • Very good communication skills with the ability to listen, persuade, influence, and adapt communication style to different situations and individuals.
  • Ability to lead, coach, and motivate a small team.
  • Ability to work independently under minimum guidance.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resilience in a changing and/or difficult environment.
  • Ability to establish priorities, and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under your supervision.
  • Ability to explain the rationale for human resources decisions and to gain consensus from different stakeholders.
  • Ability to draft clear and concise reports or rationale for human resources decisions.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

What you will do:

  • Support HR operational activities or projects that are aligned to business needs, following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies.
  • Respond to queries from managers and staff, understanding their issues and ensuring policies, procedures, processes, systems, and tools are available and correctly applied to support them.
  • Use HR management systems for reviewing, entering, and updating various HR data, including monitoring various deadlines (e.g., contract expiration, Performance Management System, etc), ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data. 
  • Contribute to the effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, by administering conditions of service, contracts, and appropriate entitlements.
  • Support staff capability building, working with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and organizing development solutions that equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (CONTINUED)

  • Provide support in building talent within WFP, working with managers to understand their needs, and organizing solutions to recruit, retain and develop a high calibre workforce to deliver the business strategy.
  • Support for organizational design activities that enable senior management to define and organize structures and jobs and allocate people to the right places in order to improve efficiency.
  • Collate data and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders.
  • Conduct straightforward data analysis under the close guidance of a senior HR Officer, in order to support others on projects or contribute to process efficiencies and improvements.
  • Execute and manage the monthly Payroll for National Staff in the organization/Office.
  • Other as required.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Type of Contract:

Fixed Term Contract

Duty Station:

Nairobi Regional Bureau, Kenya

Contract Duration: 

12 Months (Renewable)

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

December 31, 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

 

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